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Meeting No. 14
Wednesday, February 2, 2005

The Standing Committee on Transport met at 3:31 p.m. this day, in Room 371 West Block, the Chair, Roger Gallaway, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Dave Batters, Raymond Bonin, Robert Carrier, Bev Desjarlais, Hon. Roger Gallaway, Jim Gouk, Hon. Jim Karygiannis, Francis Scarpaleggia, Andrew Scheer and Caroline St-Hilaire.

Acting Members present: James Moore for Hon. Rob Nicholson.

Other Members present: Paul Steckle.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: John Christopher, Analyst.


Witnesses: Department of Transport: Helena Borges, Executive Director, Rail Policy; Kristine Burr, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Group. Canadian National Railway Company: Ross Goldsworthy, Vice-President, Bulk Commodities; Paul Miller, Vice-President, Transportation Services. Canadian Pacific Railway: Marcella Szel, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales Bulk; Janet Weiss, General Manager, Grain, Marketing and Sales Bulk.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

On motion of Andrew Scheer, it was agreed, — That the operational budget of $37 700.00 intended to pay for witnesses appearing before the Committee on the subject matter of Hopper Cars, be adopted and that the chair present it to the Liaison Committee.


It was agreed, — That the notice of motion of Bev Desjarlais on Mr. Walsh be examined at the next meeting of the Committee.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to a briefing session on Hopper cars.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 4:32 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:37 p.m., the sitting resumed.


It was agreed, — That the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure (steering) do meet informally on Monday, February 7, 2005 to examine the Committee's future business and travel plan.


At 5:25 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Georges Etoka
Clerk of the Committee

2005/03/04 11:30 a.m.